Category Archives: Whole School News

Secret Achievers!

Every week at assembly we ask the children to share any of their achievements from outside school. This could be reaching a new level at swimming, taking part in a chess tournament or being awarded a badge at Brownies.

We are aware that there are some children who do not share their achievements and we are asking for your help to ensure they are receiving the congratulations they deserve. It does not need to be related to a club or sport or winning award, you may think your child deserves recognition for other things they do outside of school. Perhaps they help their gran with her weekly shop each week or recently looked after their wee brother or sister when you were sick to help out.

At the bottom of this post is a copy of an achievement certificate that you are welcome to print off, complete and send in with your child (or hand in to the school office) and we can present it to them at assembly. We know there are lots of secret achievers out there who deserve to be recognised!

Thank you for your help!

Click here to access the certificate

Primary 6/7 STEM Club

Today we looked at renewable energies and then created a wind powered car. The group were given the materials list and then creatively developed their models.

Here are some pictures of their fantastic work which was all completed over lunchtime.

The videos of the testing were too large to fit onto the website so I will share them at the next session.

 

 

 

Parents Evening Appointments

In response to your feedback we will be offering a choice of date for the upcoming parents’ evenings. We will do our best to accommodate all requests however it may not be possible to suit everyone due to the limited number of appointments each evening.

Your child has a been issued with a form for you to complete today. Please complete and return this by Monday 6th March. Appointments will be issued by Tuesday 14th March.

If you are able to be flexible we would appreciate if you would choose the either/or option to allow us scope to fulfil as many requests as possible.

Euroquiz 2017

On Friday the Bishopton Primary Euroquiz team competed in the Renfrewshire Euroquiz heat. Over the last few weeks the team have been working hard to learn lots about Europe and have learned lots of interesting facts. The girls came 6th out of 15 teams which was a fantastic achievement! They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and a great day was had by all. Here are some pictures of our day.

P7 – WW2 Bishopton News

Today we received from George O’Neill (a pupil’s parent) about an interesting find of his from a few years ago. He had read in our Twitter feed that I had posted about the unexploded bomb (UXB) in Portsmouth. This story reminded him of his own story about where he lives…

“I work in architecture and a few years back we did some background research on Dargavel (the ROF factory before development started). We found a WW2 German air force aerial reconnaissance photo of the site. Obviously a munitions factory would be of great interest during the war. It got my attention because my house it on it!”

Please see the aerial photo he emailed me (apologies for the resolution – it’s a scan of an old print out.

Mr O’Neill says: “You can see Greenock Road/ Kingston road, the school would be just off the top of the map above the word BISHOPTON. A couple of minor miscalculations by a pilot could have made Bishopton a very different place.”

Wow! What a scary thought!

He also said that while digging in his garden a few years ago he discovered a large metal canister! He was assured it was something to do with drainage but he was very careful when covering it back up…just in case!

Thank you for sharing this amazing photo and your story, Mr O’Neill.

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World Book Day and Sponsored Readathon

Just a reminder that our sponsored readathon has started. I hope you are all enjoying discovering new books and authors!  It continues until March 2nd when we celebrate World Book Day.  Children should come to school dressed as their favourite book character or wearing onesies/pyjamas. It is not an own clothes day so school uniform should be worn if you choose not to come dressed in one of the options.  Suggested donation is £1.  We will have lots of exciting activities happening during the day.  Children should bring a favourite book to school with them on March 2nd.

Children will soon be taking home their £1 book token which can be redeemed in various retailers against a special World Book Day £1 book or to put towards the cost of another book.

Happy reading everyone!

Mrs Hunter

P5 Fundraiser Total!

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The money has been counted and we now have a final total. This morning our total was sitting at £290.28 but we managed to encourage some of our teachers to buy up the remainder of the cakes to have with their tea at breaktime. With another donation from Mrs Scott in the office, I am absolutely delighted to say that the final total raised is ………………………………………………. £300.00.

Once again, a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to make our Primary 5 fundraiser so successful. The children worked so hard on this and we are very proud of them. Well done everyone!

P5 Fundraiser – Thank you!

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Today we held our fundraiser and what a success it was! Some wonderful  baking was on offer today. A huge thank you to everyone who came and bought some of the cakes and participated in the activities organised.

The winner of “Guess the Teddy Bear’s Birthday” was Rebecca in P3F who guessed the closest date. Our sweet jar held 3090 “Millions” and Logan in P6P had the closest guess. Well done to both of you!

40 of our fish were “adopted” today. Certificates will be issued over the next few days.

Our “Balloon Pop” was very popular and we ran out of balloons very quickly. A number of you won prizes which will be redeemed by your teachers over the next week or so.

I will post a final total for the money raised very soon (once it has all been counted) but once again, thank you for making this a very successful event for Primary 5.

Here are some photographs from our event.

P7 – WW2 Show & Rookie Rockstars

Dear Parent/Carer,

WW2 Show – Tuesday, 21st March 6.30-7.30pm

The pupils will be working with members of G.A.M.T.A. to create a performance based on World War Two. We will be showcasing this event on Tuesday 21st March from 6.30-7.30pm. All pupils will be involved. Tickets are free of charge and will be limited to two per family in the first instance and then will be on a first come first serve basis. We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

Rookie Rockstars – Tuesday, 2nd May and Wednesday, 3rd May 6.15-7.30pm

This year, as part of being a Nurture Pathfinder School we have introduced Bounce Back. To consolidate this, we have organised a whole school visit from Rookie Rockstars, a Music and Anti-Bullying Charity. Rookie Rockstars will work with the pupils the week beginning Monday 24th April, to teach them songs and record a CD. The theme of the songs promotes self-esteem and values. The following week we have organised two events to showcase the songs at Ingliston Country Club, Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd May, 6.15-7.30pm.

The Eagles and Ospreys will perform on Tuesday 2nd May then the Falcons and Hawks on Wednesday 3rd May. As we expect a high turnout for this event we will be limited to sell two tickets per family in the first instance and then will be on a first come first serve basis. The cost of the tickets will cover the expenses of Rookie Rockstars. CDs of the songs will be available to pre-order and other merchandise will be available at the events. £1 from every CD sold will help to raise money for the school funds.

Ingliston Country Club have very kindly agreed to host this event free of charge as they would like to promote community spirit. Palomino’s restaurant will be open before and after the event but they expect to be busy, so please book at least two weeks in advance and leave plenty of time for service. They will also be opening ‘On the Hoof ‘at 5.00pm offering hot snacks, filled rolls, cakes, pastries, teas & coffees etc. This is an indoor facility and has a seating area with tables, although the arena is quite cold so dress appropriately. More information about the events will be provided nearer the time.

We are very excited about this whole school event as Rookie Rockstars has an amazing reputation. Please visit their website for more information: https://rookierockstars.org.uk/  We are looking forward to watching the pupils perform and hope to have a great turnout for both events.

Many thanks,

Miss Karen McDowall, Principal Teacher

Rookie Rockstars – Tuesday, 2nd May and Wednesday, 3rd May 6.15-7.30pm

Dear Parent/Carer,

This year, as part of being a Nurture Pathfinder School we have introduced Bounce Back. To consolidate this, we have organised a whole school visit from Rookie Rockstars, a Music and Anti-Bullying Charity. Rookie Rockstars will work with the pupils the week beginning Monday 24th April, to teach them songs and record a CD. The theme of the songs promotes self-esteem and values. The following week we have organised two events to showcase the songs at Ingliston Country Club, Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd May, 6.15-7.30pm.

The Eagles and Ospreys will perform on Tuesday 2nd May then the Falcons and Hawks on Wednesday 3rd May. As we expect a high turnout for this event we will be limited to sell two tickets per family in the first instance and then will be on a first come first serve basis. The cost of the tickets will cover the expenses of Rookie Rockstars. CDs of the songs will be available to pre-order and other merchandise will be available at the events. £1 from every CD sold will help to raise money for the school funds.

Ingliston Country Club have very kindly agreed to host this event free of charge as they would like to promote community spirit. Palomino’s restaurant will be open before and after the event but they expect to be busy, so please book at least two weeks in advance and leave plenty of time for service. They will also be opening ‘On the Hoof ‘at 5.00pm offering hot snacks, filled rolls, cakes, pastries, teas & coffees etc. This is an indoor facility and has a seating area with tables, although the arena is quite cold so dress appropriately. More information about the events will be provided nearer the time.

We are very excited about this whole school event as Rookie Rockstars has an amazing reputation. Please visit their website for more information: https://rookierockstars.org.uk/  We are looking forward to watching the pupils perform and hope to have a great turnout for both events.

Many thanks,

Miss Karen McDowall, Principal Teacher

P5 Fundraiser

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P5 FUNDRAISER!

Tomorrow (Thursday), Primary 5 are holding a fundraiser to help raise money for the school funds. The activities will be held in the P5 classes. The activities are:

Bake sale – Cakes will be sold at prices between 10p – £1

Guess the teddy bear’s birthday – 50p

Guess the number of sweets in a jar – 30p for 1 guess or 2 guesses for 50p

Balloon pop – 20p

Adopt a fish – 50p

Please come and support our event.

Thank you

Lewis, Mischa and Owen – P5 Digital Leaders

Roots and Wings Community Cafe

Hello there! We are still after helpers for our next community cafe!

On Wednesday 22nd February, the school will be hosting our second intergenerational community cafe. We will have some visitors from Erskine Care Home as well as older members of our local community. Primary 5S will be hosting our second cafe (with help from the House Captains) and spending time with our visitors while doing some different activities.

If there is anyone you know who you think would be interested in coming the cafe, please let them know the details from the poster below. One of the main aims of Roots and Wings is to tackle loneliness in our local community and enable the different ages to enjoy spending time together.

Here are some quote from the children and our guests from the last cafe:

“It was really good fun talking to the visitors!”

“Bob told us about how he landed on Gold beach at D-Day. He was actually there.”

Arnott was really funny!”

“I liked showing them my book about fairies.”

“I have had a wonderful day. It has made me very emotional. The school should be very proud of the children.”

“What a lovely idea! The wee ones did brilliantly with their singing and dancing.”

“I hope I can come back again!”

We would like to offer our guests some drinks and biscuits as part of the cafe and need some helpers to assist in the serving of the refreshments. You do not have to be a P5S parent/carer to help out!

It would be wonderful to have four parent helpers to make our next Roots and Wings Cafe a big success! It will run from 1.30-3pm (if the helpers could come for 1pm that would be ideal) and if you are able to help, please comment on this post below, or pop a note in your child’s homework diary.

Thank you in advance for your help and support!

Miss Burnett

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P5 Fundraising!

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P5 FUNDRAISER!

On Thursday 16th February, Primary 5 are holding a fundraiser to help raise money for the school funds. The activities will be held in the P5 classes. The activities are:

Bake sale – Cakes will be sold at prices between 10p – £1

Guess the teddy bear’s birthday – 50p

Guess the number of sweets in a jar – 30p for 1 guess or 2 guesses for 50p

Balloon pop – 20p

Please come and support our event.

Thank you

Lewis, Mischa and Owen – P5 Digital Leaders

Time Capsule Visit

1195442856621661490ryanlerch_child_and_parent_crossing_road_sign-svg-medIf your child is the class representative off to see the time capsule be buried underground on Thursday afternoon, could you please ensure they have appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing for the walk to the site? Who knows what the weather will be like so best to be prepared for rain!

Please ensure the photo permission form has been returned by Thursday too.

With thanks,

Miss Burnett

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers

Sainsbury’s Active Kids is back and we need your help to collect lots of vouchers. So ask your family and friends to pick up vouchers when they shop at Sainsbury’s and donate them to us. Then we can exchange them for great sports and cooking equipment and exciting experiences for the kids. Find out more about Active Kids at https://activekids.sainsburys.co.uk/

Please send in your vouchers with your child or take them to the school office. Thank you.